How does sentence length affect your writing? I feel like every time you put a period down, the reader naturally takes a break, and has time to digest what they've read, so shorter sentences are easier to read, but because you take more breaths, nothing but short sentences slows the pace. But at the same time, they carry less information, and so they don't require as much thought, and you can pour through them much faster. Maybe they speed up the pace of a novel? I also feel like the shorter the sentence, the more powerful its words are. Right now I am just going through my story a lot, and am getting really interested in syntax, and how just the styling of your sentences can drastically change the pace/tone of the novel. How changing something from "do not" to "don't" has a completely different rhythm and tone, and how inflection of the reader's internal voice can be manipulated by what you write. Any thoughts would be helpful.